In case there’s any doubt that Cisco is taking the smart grid seriously, Earth2Tech’s Katie Fehrenbacher is reporting today that the computer networking giant is buying up San Francisco-based wireless smart grid networking firm Arch Rock. Terms, as they say, are undisclosed (drat!). The main draw? “Arch Rock’s wireless mesh technology enhances Cisco’s IP-based, end-to-end […]
Archives for September 2010
3PAR bidding war update: HP offers $2.1 billion
How high will they go? HP one-upped Dell with a roughly $2.1 billion bid to snag storage virtualization and thin provisioning firm 3PAR. At stake is nothing less than cloud domination! Actually, no, but close. IT vendors are scrambling to build their cloud portfolios, which rests on offering technologies and platforms that can scale to […]
Dawn of the liquid-cooled, overclocked data centers?
Overclocking processors is a common enough tweak for computer enthusiasts. Not so much in the data center, though. Why? First, no sysadmin will risk a server’s stability or voiding the warranty on an expensive piece of hardware. Also, why put added strain on a facility’s cooling systems? Enter liquid cooling. Submerging computer hardware into inert […]